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The purpose of the comments feature is to foster respectful discussion about the topics that RSN’s articles address. With that in mind, the following guidelines govern submission of comments. You may not misrepresent your identity. Nor may you submit a comment that  . . . 

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  • Infringes intellectual property rights
  • Is commercial material apparently posted for promotional purposes
  • Is off topic

Violation of this policy may result in removal of the offending comment and of your ability to participate in AAR online forums. If you feel this policy has been violated, we encourage you to report the violation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , describing its webpage location and the reason you find the comment inappropriate.


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